On September 18, 2017, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that the state will partner with FirstNet and AT&T to deliver a wireless broadband network to Maryland's public safety community, creating faster, more informed and better coordinated responses. During the announcement Governor Hogan said:
Keeping Marylanders safe is our top priority, and our first responders need to be equipped with every tool possible to protect our citizens. By adopting this plan, our first responders will now have the ability to efficiently and effectively work together not just within the state, but across the region and at the national level. This innovative initiative will also spur investment into Maryland's economy, helping to create jobs and enhance mobile broadband coverage in rural parts of the state.